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Operation Glass Walls

by Nadia Schilling

Operation Glass Walls In the United States and across the globe, farmed animals and slaughterhouse workers are often hidden from the public eye, shielded behind private walls and isolated in remote locations. Undercover footage regularly reveals shocking animal cruelty in animal factories. The meat industry usually responds by condemning their workers, and assuring the public […]


First-Ever Milwaukee Veg Expo

by Lisa Levinson

Visit our Vegan Spirituality booth! Experience the joys of plant powered living at the first annual Milwaukee Veg Expo! Discover how plant-based eating positively impacts the planet, including the land, water, and other natural resources we need to survive and thrive. Learn about this lifestyle by tasting food samples, watching documentaries, listening to nutrition experts, […]


Reverse the Ultimate Betrayal of a Brand Built on Ethics

by Nadia Schilling

  Owners of the popular veggie restaurant chains Cafe Gratitude and Gracias Madre, have committed the ultimate betrayal to their loyal veg customer base by announcing on their website that they have begun killing the animals residing on their property, ironically named “Be Love Farm.” Gracias Madre and Cafe Gratitude have built their success from […]


Fundraising Your Way!

by Bob Price

Fundraising Your Way! With the launch of In Defense of Animals new crowd funding site “Sanctuary Superstars,” you can go from IDA supporter to IDA fundraiser with just a few clicks. We give you all the tools necessary to fundraise for our rescue shelter, Hope Animals Sanctuary; all while hosting events, celebrating occasions, or just […]


Eating a Veg Diet Can Save the Environment

by Ingrid Taylor

  Eating a Veg Diet Can Save the Environment        Compelling new research shows that plant based diets are key to saving the environment. In a study published this April, a group of Austrian researchers looked at whether it was possible to feed the world without further deforestation.  According to the researchers, three-quarters of the Earth’s […]


15th Annual New Living Expo

by Lisa Levinson

  Join Us in San Mateo on Friday, April 29 – Sunday, May 1 Learn about the Vegan Novel, “Sweet Healing,” with Michael Bedar on May 1 Join IDA at the Bay Area’s signature holistic living event with lectures and panels on wellness, mindfulness, and spirituality and over 180 exhibits on ecology, alternative health, the […]


Celebrate Veg Life with Us at VegFest LA

by Lisa Levinson

  Visit our Sustainable Activism booth! WorldFest is back as VegFest LA, an all-vegan event with an international vegan food court, great live music, empowering speakers on health, environmental, humanitarian and animal topics, kids’ activities, animal adoptions, an eco-marketplace with over 150 vendors, cooking demos and more! This fun green-powered festival will inspire you about important […]


San Francisco Residents: Take Action for Farmed Animals and Kids!

by Nadia Schilling

  San Francisco Residents: Take Action for Farmed Animals & Kids! The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) ‘Future Dining Experience’ initiative decides the daily school lunches for over 53,000 children. Recently, the World Health Organization ranked processed meats alongside cigarettes with regard to their carcinogenic threat to human health. Encourage SFUSD to ditch processed […]


James Cameron Reveals the Truth About the Meat Industry

by Nadia Schilling

  James Cameron Reveals the Truth About the Meat Industry Acclaimed film director James Cameron and New York Times columnist Mark Bittman talk about plant-based eating as a powerful way to help stop climate change. “Once James Cameron realized the impact livestock and animal products are having on the planet, he looked at his plate […]


America’s Leading Cardiologist Advocates Vegan Diet

by Nadia Schilling

  America’s Leading Cardiologist Advocates Vegan Diet You know there’s something to a plant based diet when one of America’s leading cardiologists recommends it. Dr. Kim A. Williams, outgoing president of the American College of Cardiology, has been advocating a vegan diet for years to his patients.  In a 2014 interview with the New York […]